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Background imageCave Collection: Platos Cave Allegory

Platos Cave Allegory
In Platos Republic Socrates likens mankind to prisoners in a cave who see only the shadows of reality, and the philosophers to those who have been given a glimpse of it

Background imageCave Collection: Pub Darts Match

Pub Darts Match
A serious darts match held in the Merlins Cave, Clerkenwell, between the home team and the Lord High Admiral in the Barclay League

Background imageCave Collection: The Ford at Cave River, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies

The Ford at Cave River, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. circa 1910

Background imageCave Collection: Lourdes - The statue in the Grotto

Lourdes - The statue in the Grotto
Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, France in the Grotto at this sacred Christian site

Background imageCave Collection: The Great He-Goat, 1820-1823, by Francisco de Goya

The Great He-Goat, 1820-1823, by Francisco de Goya
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828). Spanish painter. The Great He-Goat, 1820-1823. Detail. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageCave Collection: Classical Greek gods allegorised

Classical Greek gods allegorised
The classical Greek gods allegorised. Date: 18th century

Background imageCave Collection: Cave Hill and Belfast Castle

Cave Hill and Belfast Castle - a side view of the Cave Hill with Belfast Castle underneath in the vegetation. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageCave Collection: Paleolithic. France. Cabrerets. Pech Merle cave. The dotted

Paleolithic. France. Cabrerets. Pech Merle cave. The dotted
Prehistory. Paleolithic. France. Cabrerets. Pech Merle cave. The dotted horse. His head is drawn in the natural cut of the rock. On his back, a large red fish. Six black hands all around the horses

Background imageCave Collection: Beware of the dog mosaic

Beware of the dog mosaic
Pompeii, mosaic warning visitors Cave canem (beware of the dog) in Pompeii Date: before 79

Background imageCave Collection: Venus of Laussel. 25 mil. -18 mil. BC. Venus

Venus of Laussel. 25 mil. -18 mil. BC. Venus holding a horn. Upper Paleolithic. Solutrean. Relief on rock. FRANCE. Bordeaux. Mus饠 d Aquitaine (Aquitaine Museum). Proc: FRANCE. LOT-ET-GARONNE

Background imageCave Collection: Cave of the Hands. ARGENTINA. SANTA CRUZ. Detail

Cave of the Hands. ARGENTINA. SANTA CRUZ. Detail of the paintings. Neolithic art. Fresco

Background imageCave Collection: Smugglers Unload Goods

Smugglers Unload Goods
A band of smugglers unload their cargo of contraband into a secluded coastal cave, constantly checking for any nearby customs men

Background imageCave Collection: Hypnos, God of Sleep

Hypnos, God of Sleep
HYPNOS is the Greek god of sleep, known as SOMNUS to the Romans; he lives in a cave in the Cimmerian country where the sun never shines

Background imageCave Collection: Neanderthal spear point

Neanderthal spear point
A spear point once belonging to that of Neanderthal Man (Homo neanderthalensis). This specimen was discovered in Gorhams Cave, Gibraltar

Background imageCave Collection: Cave art paintings, prehistoric discovery

Cave art paintings, prehistoric discovery
A cave painting of small brown and red stags with horses, composed in Greek style, between two large black bull heads. Cave art discoveries in the Dordogne were by the Aurignacians who sought refuge

Background imageCave Collection: The Odyssey / Scylla

The Odyssey / Scylla
Scylla, the six-headed monster who lived in a cave next to the deadly whirlpool Charybdis, attacks Odysseus men

Background imageCave Collection: King Canute (Cnut)

King Canute (Cnut)
KING CNUT / CANUTE King of England (1016-35) and Denmark (1018-35)

Background imageCave Collection: SPAIN. Santillana de Mar. Altamira Caves. Bison

SPAIN. Santillana de Mar. Altamira Caves. Bison. Upper Paleolithic. Magdalenian. Cave

Background imageCave Collection: SPAIN. Ribadesella. Tito Bustillo Cave. Shaggy

SPAIN. Ribadesella. Tito Bustillo Cave. Shaggy rhinoceros. Upper Paleolithic. Magdalenian. Cave

Background imageCave Collection: Flora / Charles Escape

Flora / Charles Escape
Flora MacDonald aids the escape of the Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart, after the defeat at Culloden. Date: 1746

Background imageCave Collection: FRANCE

FRANCE. Montignac. The Cave of Lascaux. Horses and a bull, decoration of the great halls right wall. Upper Paleolithic

Background imageCave Collection: Tautavel Man. Subspecies of the hominid Homo erectus. Arago

Tautavel Man. Subspecies of the hominid Homo erectus. Arago
Tautavel Man. Subspecies of the hominid Homo erectus. 450.000 years old fossil. Discovered in the Arago Cave in Tautavel, France

Background imageCave Collection: Phallic dance

Phallic dance. Mesolithic art. Cave. Proc: SPAIN. El Cogul. Cova dels Moros

Background imageCave Collection: Nebraska Man by Amedee Forestier

Nebraska Man by Amedee Forestier
An artists vision of Hesperophiticus (The Ape-Man of the Western World) belonging to the Pliocene epoch. The picture was drawn by Forestier for The Illustrated London News following the discovery of

Background imageCave Collection: The Diving Belles music hall divers and aquatic acrobats

The Diving Belles music hall divers and aquatic acrobats
The Diving Belles led by Daphne ?appearing in an elaborate sea cave scena Mermaids in Shells with clever and original tricks and fancy diving?

Background imageCave Collection: European cave lion, Panthera leo spenaea, extinct

European cave lion, Panthera leo spenaea, extinct subspecies of lion.. Colour printed (chromolithograph) illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric World, 1916

Background imageCave Collection: Australopithecus afarensis

Australopithecus afarensis
Illustration by Maurice Wilson of extinct African hominids (Australopithecus afarensis) living 3-4 million years ago. They walked upright, although they retained the ability to climb trees

Background imageCave Collection: Futuristic Rocket Car

Futuristic Rocket Car
THE SHAVER MYSTERY by Richards Shaver. A red rocket car speeds past strange stone carvings of monsters in a cave, evading the fire from a ray-gun

Background imageCave Collection: Odysseus & the Cyclops

Odysseus & the Cyclops
Odysseus (Ulysses) plies Polyphemus the Cyclops with red wine, so that he and his men can escape from his cave and the prospect of being eaten alive

Background imageCave Collection: Lebanon, Beirut - The Doves Cave rocks

Lebanon, Beirut - The Doves Cave rocks Date: circa 1908

Background imageCave Collection: Southern Africa - San Bushmen rock painting

Southern Africa - San Bushmen rock painting
Bushmen (San) paintings from South Afrca, depicting animals (mostly eland antelope) from Masitisi, Basutoland and a small doll representing a bushman. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCave Collection: Poster, Caves of Remouchamps, Liege, Belgium

Poster, Caves of Remouchamps, Liege, Belgium Date: 1923

Background imageCave Collection: Aladdin pantomime design

Aladdin pantomime design, unidentified production. Showing Aladdin in the cave with the lamp, and the genie materialising. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCave Collection: Sinanthropus, perhaps the lowest man known to science

Sinanthropus, perhaps the lowest man known to science: excavating Choukoutien Cave where Peking Man dwelt 100, 000 years ago, and moulding his image. Date: 1939

Background imageCave Collection: Wayland Smiths Cave

Wayland Smiths Cave, Berkshire, England. Formerly an underground chamber of some prehistoric king or priest. Wayland was a mythical smithy who made invincible swords. Date: BC

Background imageCave Collection: Blue Grotto / Malta / Coates

Blue Grotto / Malta / Coates
The inside of the Blue Grotto

Background imageCave Collection: Odyssey / Cyclops & Pipes

Odyssey / Cyclops & Pipes
Polyphemus the Cyclops at the opening of his cave, staff in one hand and pipes in the other. Three sea nymphs and a dolphin are in the background

Background imageCave Collection: Buster Keaton plays golf, silent film Three Ages 1923

Buster Keaton plays golf, silent film Three Ages 1923
Buster Keaton plays golf in the silent film Three Ages 1923

Background imageCave Collection: Basalt columns in Fingals Cave, Staffa

Basalt columns in Fingals Cave, Staffa, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Handcoloured steel engraving by Pfitzer from Felix-Edouard Guerin-Menevilles Dictionnaire Pittoresque d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageCave Collection: Abraham purchasing cave for a burial place

Abraham purchasing cave for a burial place
Abraham purchasing the Cave of Machpelah for a burial place - Thomas Bankes Bible, Genesis 23.16. 1787

Background imageCave Collection: LIBYA. Tadrart Acacus. Representation of giraffes

LIBYA. Tadrart Acacus. Representation of giraffes (12.000-8000 BC). Neolithic art. Cave

Background imageCave Collection: FRANCE

FRANCE

Background imageCave Collection: Fingals Cave / Whimper

Fingals Cave / Whimper
Fingals Cave, Staffa, Hebrides, Scotland

Background imageCave Collection: Llanfair Pg

Llanfair Pg
The churchyard at LLANFAIR- PWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLL -LLANDISILIOGOGOGOCH (Church of St Mary white hazel hollow near the rapid whirlpool - Tysilios church of red cave.)

Background imageCave Collection: Diagram of the lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia)

Diagram of the lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia) - the site of the discovery of a Cranium of Homo rhodesiensis, in Mutwe Wa Nsofu Area on June 17

Background imageCave Collection: Photograph of the lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe

Photograph of the lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia) - the site of the discovery of a Cranium of Homo rhodesiensis, in Mutwe Wa Nsofu Area on June 17

Background imageCave Collection: The Cave of the Patriarchs or Tomb of the Patriarchs, West Bank

The Cave of the Patriarchs or Tomb of the Patriarchs, West Bank
Vintage 19th century photograph: The Cave of the Patriarchs or Tomb of the Patriarchs, known to Jews as the Cave of Machpelah and to Muslims as the Sanctuary of Abraham

Background imageCave Collection: The interior of the Cave of the Apocalypse, Patmos, Greece

The interior of the Cave of the Apocalypse, Patmos, Greece
The interior of the Cave of the Apocalypse, church on the Aegean island of Patmos, Greece. Interno della chiesa dell Apocalisse nell Isola di Patmos



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